Computer DisposalOld computers store a lot of personal, customer, and business data on them. From passwords to sensitive documents, there is no shortage of data that is at risk for exposure and exploitation. If it gets into the wrong hands, the data is at risk of theft. 

Protecting the data is of the utmost importance. Failure to do so could land you or your business in court as well. Computer disposal and recycling can help properly get rid of old, unwanted devices in a safe way.

Because there is a lot of data stored on them, computers cannot be thrown away like trash. Throwing away a computer’s hard drive does not eliminate the data. This provides opportunities for exposure and risk of theft.

Additionally, it is important to know more about the places you drop them off at. Some kiosks recycle the computers completely and simply wipe the drive. However, this means the data is recoverable through a public software which puts you at risk.

To keep your information safe, computers need to go through proper disposal. Secure disposal facilities ensure the hard drives are destroyed, and the recyclable parts are saved for proper handling.

 How Does Computer Disposal & Recycling Work?


Computer disposal and recycling is easy and a secure method. Our partners will pick up the materials and transfer them to a secure recycling and disposal facility.

Once there, the computers will be dismantled and hard drives will be destroyed through a number of different methods. The computer goes through a sorting process which separates the recyclable material from the non-recyclable material. The recyclable parts are then taken to a facility.

All services come with a certificate of destruction that details the time and location of your computer’s destruction.

The Computer Disposal Process


Proper disposal ensures your data will remain completely confidential, while being secure and convenient. Here’s how it works:

  1. You collect computers for destruction and recycling.
  2. The secure truck comes to your location to pick up your computers when requested.
  3. Your computers are transported to an off site facility to be destroyed and recycled.
  4. You will receive a certificate of destruction for your records, including FACTA and HIPAA compliance.
  5. The recyclable parts are taken to a facility for reuse.

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Computers contain a lot of harmful toxins and improper disposal can have them ending up in landfills or the ocean. Additionally, it’s critical to properly handle all electronics disposal for compliance reasons. EPA and state hazardous waste requirements require the proper disposal of electronics.

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Get Free Quotes on Computer Disposal and Recycling 


Since 1999, Shred Nations has been helping businesses and individuals nationwide with the computer disposal and computer recycling needs. Our network of service providers are local and ready to help no matter what your need is.

Whether you are a business with hundreds or thousands of computers or you are looking to get rid of one PC, we have solutions for everything.

Start the process by filing out the form on this page, using the live chat button, or giving us a call at (800) 747-3365. Afterwards, you’ll receive a free, non-obligation quote from local providers.